Posted at 9:51 AM on October 11, 2010
by Tim Pugmire
Filed under: MN Legislature
The Minnesota High Tech Association has hired House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher as its next president.
Kelliher, who is not seeking re-election, will begin her new job in January. MHTA promotes Minnesota's technology-based economy. In a news release today, MHTA board chair Joy Lindsay praised Kelliher.
"Through her previous positions in government and extensive community involvement, Margaret brings excellent experience collaborating with individuals and organizations, great familiarity with public policy and strong communication skills to the position," Lindsay said. "Margaret is a proven leader, and we are excited to utilize her strengths to promote the growth and sustainability of Minnesota's technology-based economy."
Kelliher had earlier been a finalist for park superintendent in Minneapolis. She withdrew as a candidate for that job last week.